Mary Yoo is the middle child of Korean immigrants. She grew up in Chicago, Illinois as a sister between a younger and older brother. In her youth, Mary lived in the duality between conservative Korean culture and American culture. Not only did this shape how she sees the world today, this led her to be fascinated with the way culture shapes the way people see the world.
Early in her career, Mary received her Master’s in Clinical Psychology and worked in the counseling field for a number of years. However, her lifelong desire to travel caught up with her in 2008, when she moved abroad to live in Seoul, South Korea. For the seven years Mary lived there, she worked in the field of education, traveled through fifteen different nations, and collected many stories.
She is passionate about traveling, being connected to the global community, her spirituality, telling stories, and holding hands with her Loved Ones.